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Re: Pushing a huge nls commit

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Pushing a huge nls commit
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 22:05:15 +0200
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Efraim Flashner <> skribis:

> On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 03:46:31PM -0400, Julien Lepiller wrote:
>> Hi Guix!
>> Since last release, there have been some changes to the strings in guix and 
>> the manual. Our switch to weblate allows for a rolling translation workflow, 
>> so there have been significant changes to the translations.
>> I'd like to run "make download-po" on a more or less regular basis (maybe 
>> once a month?). However, the commits cannot be easily reviewed or split 
>> really well. This morning, I tried and got a commit:
>> 52 files changed, 191755 insertions (+), 165535 deletions (-)
>> Note that weblate automatically updates the msgids in the po files, so most 
>> of the changes are actually in the English sentences, not in the 
>> translations themselves.
>> Is it ok to push such a big change to master after checking it doesn't break 
>> anything? How regularly should that happen?
> IMO it should be OK.

+1.  It’s great to be able to update them more frequently.

> I'm not sure how to check other than to run 'make' and make sure it
> doesn't barf on any translation strings. Plus if it gets updated more
> often then when we bump the guix package the strings will be newer.

To be on the safe side, you could try “make as-derivation”, which builds
guix-manual.drv & co.

Thanks for taking care of it, Julien!


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